I was thinking about Christmas traditions the other day and how now as a grown-up I don’t have any. I seem to have lost a lot of my childhood fun which always made Christmas so special.
I understand that as you get older, your priority change and you’re no longer the same little girl who would write father Christmas letter on Christmas eve. But I feel, shouldn’t we keep just a little bit of childhood Christmas traditions? At least, just for old time sake.
So what was my childhood Christmas traditions? I was thinking this through, and I thought I would list them here:
Writing a letter for Father Christmas
On Christmas Eve before going to bed, I would write a letter to Father Christmas. I would also leave out mince pies and a drink. I remember childhood Anna would be so excited to see if I got a reply and if he ate my mince pies.
Of course, as I got older, I realized it was my dad who wrote the letter and would eat the mince pies – but it was fun while it lasted.
Watching Snow White on TV
Growing up in the 80s I remember how every Christmas the Snow White Disney film would be on the TV. This was way back before Netflix, and when UK TV only have four channels available. No matter how many time I have seen the film, I would always sit down and watch it. I would also get scared at the evil queen with the poisonous apple.
Watching A Muppet Family Christmas
Another thing I would watch is ‘A Muppet Family Christmas’ film. We had it on VHS, and every year I would always watch it.
The smell of Christmas dinner
The amazing aroma of Christmas dinner being cooked. It would make the house smell amazing, and I would nag my mum to have a Yorkshire pudding as soon as it comes out of the oven, or a mince pies. It would be the only time in the year we would have crackers and play Christmas music.
Those were my Christmas traditions; I’d be interested to hear yours – so comments on your Christmas traditions.